7 Super Salad Recipes

Here are some super salads to spice up your summer with. Enjoy!

Arugula Corn Salad with Bacon_Screenshot (49)Arugula Corn Salad with Bacon


This is a salad of bold flavors, but somehow they all manage to work together well. Sweet corn tossed with peppery arugula, bacon, onion, cumin, and wine vinegar to balance the sweet corn, and you have stimulated all the major tastes your tongue can perceive. If you have a grill, and the time, I highly recommend grilling the corn (in their husks) for this recipe; the smokey flavor just can’t be beat.



Barbie's Tuna SaladBarbie’s Tuna Salad


“This is a really great tuna salad recipe I got from a friend who used it in her catering service business many years ago. The secret ingredients are the curry and Parmesan cheese! Odd combinations but this makes a terrific tuna sandwich! She used it for an appetizer with gourmet crackers and people always wanted her recipe. I have never tasted another tuna salad quite like this one, and it has been my favorite recipe for tuna salad for many, many years.” — TANAQUIL



Berry Delicious Summer Salad_fresh-berry-salad-lBerry Delicious Summer Salad


Sweet, juicy blueberries are the stars of this quick-toss salad, but it’s equally good (and even more colorful) served with a mix of summer berries. Creamy gorgonzola cheese and walnuts complement the perfect mix of leafy greens. Pair with grilled beef, pork, or chicken for a simple but elegant menu that’s easy enough to serve anytime.



Cajun Turkey and Fresh Melon SaladCajun Turkey and Fresh Melon Salad


Juicy cantaloupe, ripe blueberries, and mixed greens add a burst of garden-fresh flavor to your dinner table. Not only is this salad full of seasonal ingredients, but it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare.



cilantro_salad_recipe_3Cilantro Salad Recipe


I went to a lunch in Oakland a few weeks back. It was one of those special lunches that passes all too quickly – a warm April afternoon, a stretch of tables pushed together under a booming canopy of white flowers, good company, Lillet blanc, and some of my favorite cooks arriving with something to share, family-style. It was a celebration of Deborah Madison’s new book, and after all these years, I was finally able to thank her for inspiring body of work in person. All in all, a pretty great afternoon. I would have been more than happy to stay right where I was, long after the plates were cleared, as I imagine dinner under the blossoming trees would be magic. But, that’s not actually what I was thinking about after I left. There was this one salad I just couldn’t shake. It was made entirely of cilantro, tossed with a simple shallot-forward soy sauce dressing, toasted peanuts, and a vegetable. It was so simple, so bright, and it got me thinking about cilantro in an entirely new way.



Avocado and Tangerine Salad with Jalapeño VinaigretteAvocado and Tangerine Salad with Jalapeño Vinaigrette


All you avocado lovers, try this tempting and tangy recipe.



Avocado Caesar Pasta SaladAvocado Caesar Pasta Salad


Charmie777’s Note:
This is a great summer pasta salad, or actually any time of the year pasta salad! Everyone raves about it!!!


– Charles Herrion